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Old 08-28-2006, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am buying a computer for a family member, I am going to be buying the parts seperately and getting a friend to put it together for me. My budget is £700 and this is what I am going to be getting

CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ 2.00GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail (CP-166-AM)
£105

Mobo
MSI K9N Platinum nForce 570 (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-070-MS)
£76

GFX card
BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7600 GT 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-025-BG)
£88

RAM
GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC5300 667MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX21GB5300DC) (MY-030-GL)
£70

Monitor
Belinea 1925S1W 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-005-BE)
£132

Optical drive
LG GSA-H10NBAL 16x16 DVD¬ĪRW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-043-LG)
£24

Case
Thermaltake VB1000BNS Soprano SuperMidi Tower - Black (CA-017-TT)
£47

PSU
Antec TruePower 2.0 430W PSU (CA-030-AN)
£56

Mouse/keyboard
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX-110 - Retail (KB-072-LG)
£21

HD
Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 80GB 800JD SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-023-WD)
£32

Total: £681 inc delivery

Can someone confirm these components are compatible with eachother and I have made a good choice please

All opinions are appreciated
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks pretty sweet to me for some light gaming, the parts all look nice to me. Good luck
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I say bigger hard drive. other than that it looks good.

I have just one question, what is light about it?? just curios if it is for LAN or something.
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The last time I was looking inot buying a pc, AMD were the best. From what Ive heard the Conroe is a lot better than the AMD processors currently but I know nothing about them. Considering I am not going to be overclocking whatsoever is it worth getting a Conroe over a AMD processor?

What is a good motherboard for under £80 for the conroe? I thought the MSI 965P NEO looked quite nice
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why no oc'ing, that is like one of the best charecteristics of a conroe, its oc;ing ability. I have no idea how much money that is in usd.
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If the pc was for me, I would OC but I prefer to risk it when doing it for someone else
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yeah...for $145 you can get a really good budget mobo, Gigabyte DS3.

conroe mobos are really expensive right now
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